A frustrated expat writes back home to Ask Umbra how his radiators work. Though she's no building super, she is a super-sleuth -- and she tracks down an answer to help him keep his cool.
You love your Coke, but what's it costing the planet? Among other things, a whole lot of wasted energy. Advice maven Ask Umbra explains.
In this season of too much food and drink, readers have an abundance of questions about puny-but-perplexing kitchen products -- and advice maven Umbra Fisk cooks up answers.
Is it better to send old food to the landfill or down the drain? And how can we tame the food-waste beast in our kitchens? Umbra Fisk cooks up an answer.
Heated car seats are one of life's little luxuries -- but are they energy efficient? And does it even matter? Advice maven Umbra Fisk offers a cheeky take on the issue.
Advice maven Umbra Fisk adopts a not-so-casual attitude to the question of dry cleaning, one of our most toxic personal habits.
When packing up Thanksgiving leftovers for future gobbling, which container is best? Advice maven Umbra Fisk dishes up an answer.
Sure, you love your artisanal beans -- but could instant coffee be better for the planet? Advice maven Umbra Fisk sniffs around for an answer.
What's really in cat food? A vegan pet owner wants to know, and Umbra has the purr-fect answer.